The Swiss event is well known for being the preferred choice of every exotic manufacturer out there and the 2016 edition is brimming with novelties from this sector of the auto industry.
The latest to announce its involvement is the 2016 Arash AF10 – an updated version of the 2008 AF10 – and since eight years have passed the supercar looks ready to adapt to modern times. The main reference point is the extremely powerful hybrid powertrain combining a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine and four electric motors. The internal combustion engine also is delivering a monstrous 900 horsepower (671 kilowatts) and 886 pound-feet (1, 200 Newton meters) and those four electric motors combine to add another 1,180 hp (880 kW) and 797 lb-ft (1,080 Nm). This means the all-wheel-drive 2016 AF10 has a total combined output of 2,080 hp (1,551 kW) and a gargantuan 1,683 lb-ft (2,280 Nm) of torque. The hardware is enough to propel the hypercar to 62 miles (100 km) per hour in less than three seconds and a top speed of at least 201 mph (323 km/h).
The conventional motor is delivering the power via a six-speed manual or optional automatic gearbox with paddles. Each of those four electric motors also has its own two-speed transmission and power is sourced from a 32-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The “Race” mode gets it automatically recharged via the quad electric motors transformed into generators. There’s a 13-piece carbon reinforced chassis mated to a body made out of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) and sporting an aluminum honeycomb sandwich construction. The model packs 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels wearing Michelin Pilot Sport 2 rubber and there’s even an electro-hydraulic lifter for the suspension to avoid scratches when in the city and going over speed bumps. The updated AF10 will be available after the Geneva Motor Show unveiling at prices starting at 1.1 million pounds – there’s also a racer version with roll cage, fire extinguisher and other amenities that will take the price to 1.2 million pounds.